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In London, Ki Bo-bae claims second archery gold
Aug 03, 2012
South Korean Ki Bo-bae won the Olympic gold medal in women’s individual archery on Thursday, August 2 (local time), at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. This was the second gold medal for the 24-year-old Ki on top of the team title she helped win last Friday. Ki started off strong, ...


From London to London: Korea Olympic retrospective
Aug 03, 2012
Seven days into the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, London is swarmed by Olympic travelers and press from around the world, rejuvenating the capital into a venue full of energetic vigor. The Korea squad continues to excel in multiple categories, taking third place in the medal standin...


Korea adds three more golds in London
Aug 02, 2012
On Day 5 of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Korea made an important step forward in its so-called ten-ten goal -- ten gold medals and a top ten finish in the gold medal count -- adding three more golds in men’s judo and women’s pistol and sabre events. South Korean shooter Kim Jan...


Judoka Kim Jae-bum’s sweat pays off with gold
Aug 01, 2012
South Korean judoka Kim Jae-bum (27) captured gold in the men's under-81kg category at the London Olympics on Tuesday.At the ExCeL Arena, Kim defeated Ole Bischof of Germany for his first Olympic gold in a rematch of the finals at the Beijing Olympics, avenging a close defeat fro...


Park Tae-hwan’s second medal excites sports fans
Jul 31, 2012
Korea’s swimming superstar Park Tae-hwan earned one more priceless silver medal for Korea. On July 30 (Korean Time), the swimming sensation picked up silver in the 200-meter freestyle, recording 1 minute and 44.93 seconds, sharing second place with his rival Sun Yang of China beh...


All eyes turn to Korean culture in London
Jul 30, 2012
All eyes were turned to London on July 27, for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. With 16,000 athletes from 204 countries and over 11 million visitors, the audience watched in awe as they walked through the history and culture of the United Kingdom in a three-hour ...


World Champion Taekwondo Students Escape the DC Heat to...
Jul 27, 2012
Continuing a longstanding tradition for regional taekwondo schools, more than 50 taekwondo students from World Champion Martial Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland visited the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. on July 18 to learn about Korean culture, traditions, and the his...


Korea’s Olympic moments and hopes
Jul 26, 2012
The London 2012 Olympics are less than a week away. London has significant meaning in Korean Olympics history. The 1948 London Olympics were the first Olympics where Korea won its first medals, both bronze: Kim Seong-jip for weightlifting and Han Su-an for boxing. Sixty-four year...


2012 Olympics: Taekwondo rule changes
Jul 26, 2012
The opening of the 2012 London Olympics is only a day away. Olympic teams from 204 nations will compete for a total of 302 gold medals in 26 different sports. Taekwondo has become an international sport, and the preliminary match starts on August 8. Competing for a total of 32 me...


Sports meet art: Korea Sports Art 2012 arrives in Londo...
Jul 25, 2012
As the torch relay continues its journey around the British capital, Korean visual artists have gathered together for Korea Sports Art 2012, a group exhibit in celebration of the upcoming London Olympic Games, slated from July 27 to August 12. Beginning on July 20, Korea Sports A...